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Deepwater Joint Investigation

The purpose of this joint investigation is to develop conclusions and recommendations as they relate to the Deepwater Horizon MODU explosion and loss of life on April 20, 2010. The facts collected at this hearing, along with the lead investigators' conclusions and recommendations will be forwarded to Coast Guard Headquarters and BOEM for approval. Once approved, the final investigative report will be made available to the public and the media. No analysis or conclusions will be presented during the hearing. 

It is expected that there will be at least one more session of this joint investigation.  Subsequent proceedings will examine the recovery, examination, analysis and evaluation of the critical drilling and blow out preventer equipment. 

 

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NEW ORLEANS - Coast Guard, Plaquemine Parish Port Authority and Homeland Security units provide an escort as the blowout preventer of the Deepwater Horizon is transported on the Mississippi River into New Orleans, Sept. 11, 2010. The blowout preventer will be used to help the joint BOEM/USCG investigation determine the circumstances surrounding the explosion, fire, pollution, and sinking of the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann.

NEW ORLEANS - Coast Guard, Plaquemine Parish Port Authority and Homeland Security units provide an escort as the blowout preventer of the Deepwater Horizon is transported on the Mississippi River into New Orleans, Sept. 11, 2010. The blowout preventer will be used to help the joint BOEM/USCG investigation determine the circumstances surrounding the explosion, fire, pollution, and sinking of the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann.

For video of the BOP's transport, click here.

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